China’s $1 trillion game-changer

Jarrod Sierocki

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The plan for China’s “One belt, one road” initiative.

IT’S a $1 trillion project that could redefine global trade and mark a tipping point for a new Asian century.

But despite the huge ambition and vast scale, relatively little is known about how China’s grand plan might work in practice.

With Aussie companies being told to get in on the action before it’s too late, here’s what you need to know about the global project that could redraw the map.


China is working to develop a vast network of railways and ports dubbed the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI). That includes the “Silk Road Economic Belt” over land and the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” which is a series of ports and railways.

Combined, the plan will include more than 60 countries and 4.4 billion people, passing through Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, …

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